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Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A98 Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to work to promulgate clinical practice guidelines for pain control in long term care; and through the AMDA Foundation support education and research in pain management in long term care...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B98 Becomes Policy March 1998 RESOLVED: That AMDA recommend a quality of care standard for those who provide medical services and consultation to residents of skilled and intermediate long term care facilities, to provide legible copies...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency, informed...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution H98-L Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to bring this resolution to the American Medical Association's 1998 annual meeting. AMDA resolves to work with the Office of the Inspector General to better understand medication use in...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to contact HCFA to open a dialog with its representatives and other interested parties on the issue of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life prolonging measures in long term care...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to encourage HCFA to support the following objectives under the PPS; physician visits should be based on medical necessity; and all physician visits required by federal or state laws or...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution I99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to recognize the significance of end-of-life care planning. And, that all residents in nursing facilities should have access to appropriate end-of-life care. The expected outcomes are respect...
Resolution and Position Statements
Statement A00 Becomes Policy August 1999 Background Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87) specifically require nursing facilities to have registered nurse coverage for at least 8 hours per day and 24-hour licensed...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution G00 Becomes Policy March 2000 The American Medical Directors Association resolves to oppose any physician involvement in assisted suicide or active euthanasia of any person regardless of age.
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy I-00 Becomes Policy March 2000 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA should develop model clinical guidelines for the prevention, ongoing monitoring, and management of dehydration and fecal impaction; and be it further RESOLVED, that AMDA...